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Have your say on the barriers faced by people with disabilities

02 March 2011

Are you a disabled person who faces barriers taking part in society? Do you want to know how to challenge these barriers? The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission are organising five interactive workshops across Northern Ireland.

Each session will be divided into two parts. The morning sessions will focus on how to recognise and challenge different kinds of disability discrimination. Lunch will be provided

The afternoon sessions will focus on your views on the key issues that impact on your right to an adequate standard of living and social protection.  These information gathering sessions will inform the monitoring report by the two Commissions into the Government’s implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Session 1        Disability Discrimination Act – your rights

This session explores the key concepts of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), in employment and the provision of services.

Wednesday 30 March, Equality House, Belfast

Wednesday 13 April, City Hotel, Derry

Session 2        Positive duties on public authorities
This session explores the practical effect of the duties on public authorities under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Disability Discrimination (NI) Order 2006.

Friday 8 April, Equality House, Belfast

Wednesday 20 April, the Canal Court Hotel, Newry

Session 3        Transport and disability

 This session explores the standard of services which disabled people can expect from transport providers, including areas to which the regulations of 25 January 2010 do not apply.

Monday 18 April, Equality House, Belfast

Wednesday 18 May, The Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh

Session 4        Education and disability

 This session explores the protection from discrimination as it applies to primary, post primary and further and higher education.

Tuesday 10 May, Equality House, Belfast

Wednesday 1 June, Charlemont Arms Hotel, Armagh

Session 5        Health and disability

 This session explores how the Disability Discrimination Act and the public sector duties apply to health services for disabled people.

Thursday 26 May, Equality House, Belfast

Wednesday 15 June, Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim


Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed at a rate of 40p per mile.

Sessions can be provided, on request, to group bookings, subject to sufficient numbers and feasibility.


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Further information:

Telephone: 028 90 890 890
Textphone: 028 90 500 589
Email: CRPDEnquiries@equalityni.org

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